Since the pandemic, we have all gone through a great amount of changes including: disrupted schedules, lack of interactions, and losing loved ones which has affected the mental health of millions. The best way to raise awareness for mental and behavioral health issues is to reduce the stigma by talking about these issues.
Roughly 450 million people are living with a mental illness, yet 66% of individuals never seek help or treatment.
Mental, behavioral and emotional disorders includes:
- Mood Disorders and Personality disorders
- Psychotic disorders
- Post-Traumatic Stress disorder
Take part in mental health awareness month by doing the following:
1. Take care of yourself. Be aware of how you are feeling and seek treatment.
2. Check up on your loved ones to provide support and encouragement.
3. Talk about mental health with your peers.
Too often people do not seek treatment because discussing mental health is not normalized.
If you need assistance, please call our office at 301-593-9800.
For additional online resources you can contact SAMHSA:
SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.